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I had Windows with two drives C: and D:. In the drive C:, I have my Windows. In the drive D:, I had my all other files and data. I installed Ubuntu in the drive D:, without deleting any data from it. So when I boot my laptop, in boot menu I see both "Windows 7" and "Ubuntu".

When I boot up with Ubuntu, it works well, but I don't have access my data in drive D: (where I installed Ubuntu) anymore, but when I boot up with Windows, I have access to it.

How can I have access my data in drive D: from Ubuntu?

This is some information:

sky@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for sky: 

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2f56f4c5

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *    21585920    21790719      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2        21790720   144670719    61440000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3       144670782   625141759   240235489    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5       144670784   562580234   208954725+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda6       562581504   617027583    27223040   83  Linux
/dev/sda7       617029632   625141759     4056064   82  Linux swap / Solaris


sky@ubuntu:~$ df
Filesystem     1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop0      10698000   3015236   7116288  30% /
udev             1947220         4   1947216   1% /dev
tmpfs             782716       880    781836   1% /run
none                5120         0      5120   0% /run/lock
none             1956788       156   1956632   1% /run/shm
/dev/sda5      208954724 114865916  94088808  55% /host
sky@ubuntu:~$

sky@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
/host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /               ext4    loop,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/host/ubuntu/disks/swap.disk none            swap    loop,sw         0       0
sky@ubuntu:~$ 
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  • please can you add the text from command df and cat /etc/fstab ? don't hesitate to edit your question to add any information. because the problem you're describing is really strange as you cannont install ubuntu on a ntfs drive
    – Kiwy
    Feb 14, 2014 at 13:38
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    Did you install Ubuntu autonomously, or as a file in the Windows partition (Wubi)? Please open a terminal and copy-paste the output of the following commands: sudo fdisk -l and df. Feb 14, 2014 at 13:46
  • I'm sure op installed Ubuntu via Wubi. Feb 14, 2014 at 14:03
  • wubi is not possible for a while now no ?
    – Kiwy
    Feb 14, 2014 at 14:04
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    It sounds like you are mounting your drive over the Windows data. Please add the output of cat /etc/fstab.
    – terdon
    Feb 14, 2014 at 14:28

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It seems that :

From the Wubi Guide

How do I access the Windows drives?

The Windows partition where you installed Wubi is available as /host within Ubuntu (Places > Computer > File System > Host) All the other partitions will be available under Places > > Removable Media

From askUbuntu: Wubi: How do I find partition windows on ubuntu ?

And as fstab show a mount point /host, you can try form a terminal :

cd /host
ls -l

or from Nautilus type Ctrl + L and then type the path /host to access your files.

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